Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted and abused animals. The shelter cares for over 200 animals on a daily basis, and we would love for you to help find a forever home for the animals.
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Completed applications may be returned directly to the front desk or via:
Fax: (570) 586-4375
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
967 Griffin Pond Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
* Important Update *
Effective as of June 26th, 2020, in order to protect our employees we will continue to be closed to the public with some of the following exceptions:
○ We will still be handling our dog adoptions by appointment in our outdoor area with an approved adoption application.
○ We will be allowing adopters to choose 2 cats to view inside with an approved application. The time inside will be limited to 1/2 hour, masks must be worn and only people living in the home will be permitted. You will be accompanied by one of our staff members and will be allowed to view cats selected ahead of time.
○ We are not accepting volunteers or community service participants to help inside the shelter at this time.
○ We are planning to have a few scheduled helpers to do outside chores, such as yard work, cleaning the brush from our trail, sprucing up the stray cat colony and cemetery area.
○ If you would be interested in helping on this project by earning service hours, please fill out one of our volunteer applications found under the "Volunteer" tab.
○ Please be sure to include that you are aware that this is for the outdoor program.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult .
○ We are still accepting donations at the front doors of the shelter from 9-4 daily.
○ We also have spay/neuter certificates for sale at heavily discounted rates which can be purchased by notifying us that you are there to purchase one. We will be happy to bring it outside for you.
Puppy up to 1 year - $350
Dog 1 year and over - $190
Senior Dogs (12y/o and over) - $75.00
Dog Adoptions Includes:
DA2ppv combination vaccine
Spay or Neuter
Kitten up to 1 year - $90 ($70 if kitten is not altered)
Cat 1 year and over - $75
Cat Adoptions Includes:
Feline Leukemia and FIV Testing
Spay or Neuter If Old Enough (adopter is responsible with getting the kitten fixed once it is old enough)
Other Animal Adoption
Rabbits - $50, $75/pair
Guinea Pigs - $15, $20/pair
Rats / Mice - $10, $15/pair
Gerbils - $10, $15/pair
Hamsters - $10
Ferrets $20, $30/pair
Birds $15, $20/pair
Rabbit adoption fee includes microchip.
Senior to Senior
This program helps Seniors 60 years old and up be united with a cat or dog ages 7 and up.
Senior-to-Senior Dog - $65
Senior-to-Senior Cat - $40